1500 vs 2500 spindles

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  1. Karlson

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    Sorry if this question been posted before, I searched but didn´t find an answer.
    Would 2" lowering spindles be interchangable between 92 2wd C1500 reg cab and a light duty 6 lug 2wd C2500?
    I have seen some manufacturers lists their spindles to fit only the 1500 series and some lists them for both 1500/2500. I have a 92 reg cab short bed Sport Truck rpo BYP, which I want to do a 2"/4" drop on.
    Found a set of 2" drop spindles that previosely been installed on a C2500, they are supposedly Ride Tech brand.
    Thanks.
     
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    Depends wich brakes you have. 1" or 1 1/4" rotor(hd brakes). My c1500 have hd brakes as option , found out the hard way when my new dropspindels (1") couldn't take my rotors

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    I have the hd brakes, 1 1/4" rotors. About the same thing happend to me. I bought a slightly used set that was supposed to be for the hd brakes. It turned out they wasn´t, they were for the 1" rotors.:( Luckily I found that out before trying to install them.
     
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    whitewheels; I didn´t notice before I replied that you too are from Sweden. I am from Insjön, Sweden myself. Maybe still a good idea to keep on with english so other members understand:)
     
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    '92 would come with HD brakes regardless, so yes, the so-called C2500LD spindles are the same application.

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    Thank you both for replies. Seems like they should work as long as they come from a LD 6 lug 2500.
     
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    I have the 1993 2500LD with 6 lug wheels and installed a Belltech 4/6 drop ( belltech 701SP) the spindles that kit comes with is the same drop spindle for the 1500/2500/3500 those years. the link to the install is below.
    Just a note, on our trucks the 14 bolt rear end is the tricky part to source if you are doing a flip kit, its essentially the same flip kit for the SS454 models that year. Not your typical flip kit.

    https://www.belltech.com/extras/docs/BBGC/2500.pdf
     
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    Nope...

    1500 & 2500LD (6 lug) do indeed use the same spindle as we have already discussed here. Providing the truck has HD brakes, the Belltech spindle is part #2500 and is a 2" drop.

    For 2500 (8 lug) and 3500, the Belltech spindle is part #3700 and is a 3" drop.

    The upper ball joint studs aren't even the same size between 1500/2500LD and 2500/3500, there's no way you would swap spindles unless you're swapping upper control arms, too.

    You are correct on the flip kit for a 2500LD being same one for the 454SS. Been there, done that...

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    You and ole sewlow are the wise sages of the forum.
     
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    Brother only from having been there, done that!! Learned over the years by doing, making mistakes, figuring it out and moving forward. The spindle/upper control arm/ball joint business learned when helping my buddy TC turn his '88 RCSB 1500 into a shortbed dually using all real dually parts.

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